September 15, 2010
Will a "national call-in day" help pass the National Criminal Justice Commission Act?
As detailed here via the folks at Families Against Mandatory Minimums, a number of public policy groups have denominated today as "National Call-In Day" in support of S. 714, which is the National Criminal Justice Commission Act, that passed the House during the summer but now seems stalled in the Senate. (Here is my July post noting House passage and providing background on the bill.)
Though in prior posts I have expressed some negative cynicism concerning what a National Criminal Justice Commission could and would be able to achieve, I would still like to see this bill become law. In other words, my response to the question in the title of this post is "I hope so."
Some related recent and older posts:
- Senator Jim Webb takes his concerns about prison nation to the next level
- "A Blue-Ribbon Look at Criminal Justice"
- "Senate Committee Passes National Criminal Justice Commission Act of 2009"
- House approves creation of National Criminal Justice Commission
September 15, 2010 at 02:52 PM | Permalink
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I am a retired civil service worker in Mobile, AL and I think Alabam has the most corrupt criminal system. They believe in locking prisoners up and throwing away the keys. The laws are geared to keep prisoners from ever getting out of prison. Alabama can't even pay people their state income tax refund, but are will to keep prisons there forever, and no one will look at what it costs to keep them their. I totaly support this National Criminal Justice Commission Act and will do whatever it takes to pass.
Posted by: Glenda Contos | Sep 16, 2010 1:58:54 PM
Wow very instructive post and I like your post. Now it’s very easy to know our state tax refund status and federal tax refund status.
Posted by: Alabama Taxes | Sep 27, 2010 12:58:00 AM